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“The Almost”- a dog friendly beach getaway
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Entire residential home · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
“The Almost”- a dog friendly beach getaway“The Almost” is a bright and comfy house with every amenity from the kitchen to the yard. Relax and enjoy the beach just a 6 minute walk or relax on the screened porch for dinner. The backyard is fully fenced to keep the dogs safe. There is no cleaning, pet, or linen fee. Everything is here from the grill to the towels. Bring your toothbrush and come enjoy.
"Making Waves" - Brand New Listing on Oak Island!
Entire residential home · 9 guests · 7 beds · 2.5 baths
"Making Waves" - Brand New Listing on Oak Island!Add some peace and tranquility to your trip...beautifully furnished on the inside, with an oasis of a backyard, this is a home you'll want to visit again and again. With your own saltwater pool & hot tub, in a private backyard paradise...you may not ever want to leave the property. But we don't recommend it. OKI is a fantastic place to visit. Minutes away from the beach, steps away from the Intracoastal Waterway, and one street over from the scenic beach walkway, this house will not disappoint.
*Dog Friendly* Fenced Yard, Screen Porch
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Entire residential home · 6 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths
*Dog Friendly* Fenced Yard, Screen PorchWelcome to "5 More Minutes" beach house located on Oak Island NC. **Pet Friendly Rental October to April** This open floor plan is a 3 bedroom/2 bath home located on the west side of island. Oak Island offers free parking to the beach that is a short 1 mile walk or drive. The small town of Oak Island is a family friendly beach community that has amazing sunsets and uncrowded beaches.

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Popular house amenities in Oak Island

  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
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  • Kitchen

Apartments in Oak Island

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Cake by the Ocean - walk to beach, pier, & dining!
$99 per night
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Serenity Season
$91 per night
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Oak Island Breezes
$75 per night
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Heart of Carolina Beach! Boardwalk & Beach!!
$122 per night
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Fisherman's Delight! Welcome to Drum Central! Walk to the PIER! Steps to the SURF!
$89 per night
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Carolina Beach Crabby Pad complete with backyard
$143 per night
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Oceanfront Condo w/ Balcony & Pool
$89 per night
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Studio By The Sea
$115 per night
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Anchors Away - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
$132 per night
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Carolina beach home with view of saltwater pool
$78 per night
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Ocean Breeze at CB - Walk To Beach
$137 per night
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Crabby Pad #2
$151 per night

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The Island Pearl, upscale resort feel get away
$166 per night
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Cozy Island Home
$119 per night
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NEWLY RENOVATED 4 Bedroom Oak Island Retreat!
$159 per night
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Serenity among the trees and waves
$90 per night
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TWO SALTY DOGS - OAK ISLAND w/ optional BOAT DOCK
$76 per night
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Seaside Adventures Cottage
$101 per night
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Beachy boathouse 1
$89 per night
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"Just Enough" Beach Cottage-Screened Front Porch!
$125 per night
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SANDY TAILS - OAK ISLAND w/ optional BOAT DOCK
$111 per night
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Quiet beach house steps away from the ocean .
$150 per night
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Anchors Away - OAK ISLAND, NC
$145 per night
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Banana Pancakes - Ocean View!
$260 per night

Houses with pools

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Wine & Roses
$340 per night
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Sand Castle - SLEEPS 26
$460 per night
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OKI gem with a pool, walk to the beach and pier
$220 per night
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Fox On The Beach (formerly known as Omega Breeze)
$595 per night
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Shore2please
$128 per night
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Porpoise Pad - 5 BR Oceanview Home with Pool
$350 per night
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Beautiful home with pool & marsh view ‘Breakaway’
$300 per night
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Heated Private Pool,WalkTo Beach,Linens Included
$261 per night
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Quiet West End Cul-De-Sac, Pool, Walk to beach!
$300 per night
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Luxury 8 bed, pool, elevator, hot tub; Sleeps 26.
$679 per night
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Enjoy the “Queen by the Sea” at Holden Beach, N.C.
$585 per night
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Marina Memories Townhome
$245 per night

Your guide to Oak Island

All About Oak Island

Situated at the eastern end of North Carolina’s Brunswick Island beaches, Oak Island has been a family summer vacation destination for decades. The Intracoastal Waterway separates the mainland from this barrier island, a long and skinny sliver where much of the real estate is oceanfront. Bookended by marshland, Oak Island is home to an almost endless network of watery byways to explore by boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Indeed, water is the star attraction here, whether it’s splashing in the gentle ocean waves, fishing for mackerel, or kite-surfing, but there are also lighthouses to climb, historic military sites to tour (including Fort Caswell, built to protect the coast from marauding pirates in the 1830s), and many holes of oceanfront golf to play. Bonus: Oak Island’s beaches are pet-friendly; in the off-season, your pup is even free to roam off-leash.


How do I get around Oak Island?

Most air travelers get to Oak Island by flying into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), about 45 minutes north, but you can also check routes through Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), about a 90-minute drive to the south. The island itself is just 13 miles long and one mile wide, making it manageable to explore by bike, which you can rent from several shops on the island. But if you plan to venture down the coast toward Holden Beach or up in the direction of Wrightsville Beach, you’ll want to have your own wheels. From nearby Southport, you can catch a ferry to Bald Head Island or Fort Fisher.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Oak Island?

Summer days are hot, humid, and breezy, with average highs of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 83 degrees. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: it gets nearly half its annual rainfall in August and September; and it’s always a good idea to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Spring and fall are ideal times to visit, when temps are mild and it’s not too humid. Winter nights can be downright cold, so pack something cozy.


What are the top things to do in Oak Island?

Oak Island Lighthouse

Located in nearby Caswell Beach, this icon of the region has stood 153 feet over the mouth of the Cape Fear River since 1958. If you’re hoping to climb the 131 steps to reach the observation deck up top, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance.

Oak Island Nature Center

Kids and adults can learn all about the salt marsh ecosystem at this nature center nestled among native oaks and pines, which has a walking trail, fossil exhibits, and butterfly garden. The center is open seasonally, April through September 1.

Bald Head Island

Accessible by ferry from Southport, this car-free island is known for its isolated beaches, the Old Baldy lighthouse, and its 191-acre nature preserve.

Fishing

Anglers have two options here: the city-owned 880-foot Oak Island Pier or the privately-owned 893-foot Ocean Crest pier, said to be a great spot to hook a king mackerel. Both feature on-site bait shops where you can buy a fishing license and tackle.